Harry and Meghan’s children ‘not invited to King Charles’ coronation’
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children will “not be invited to King Charles’ Coronation in May, it has been claimed.
Whilst Archie, three and Lilibet, 21 months, are thought to have been deemed “too young” to attend the ceremony at Westminster Abbey on 6 May, Queen Consort Camilla’s grandchildren are expected to be invited in an official role.
It is not yet known whether Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will attend the coronation, however, a spokesman for the couple confirmed that they have been invited.
Some members of the Royal Family are said to be hoping that, if the couple do attend, they will be “seated in Iceland”, and MailOnline reports the couple can expect a “cold shoulder”.
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A source said: “They [Meghan and Harry] will be given the cold shoulder by very many relatives. One said to me, ‘I hope they’ll be seated in Iceland’.”
“Many of the family just want nothing more to do with them. If they have to see them at the Coronation then so be it, but they do not want to socialise with them.”
The Coronation falls on Archie’s fourth birthday so, if they are in the UK and attending the historic event, Prince Harry and Meghan are expected to devote some of the day to celebrate their son’s big day.
Despite being invited to King Charles’ coronation in May, Harry and Meghan are yet to confirm their attendance (Image: 2019 Samir Hussein)
Tension between the Sussexes and the rest of the Royals has reach fever pitch over the last couple of years, after Meghan and Harry have launched attacks at Harry’s family in a range of interviews, a documentary and a memoir.
They made a number of claims in their 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, and Harry didn’t hold back with his accusations in his bombshell memoir, Spare, which was heavily publicised in January.
Confirming their invitation to the Coronation, a Sussex spokesperson told the Times’ royal editor Roya Nikkhah: “I can confirm The Duke has recently received email correspondence from His Majesty’s office regarding the coronation.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are remaining tight-lipped over the possibility of attending the Coronation (Image: 2017 Getty Images)
“An immediate decision on whether The Duke and Duchess will attend will not be disclosed by us at this time.”
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s two eldest children, Prince George, nine, and Princess Charlotte, seven, are expected to have some sort of role in the Coronation, especially given that Prince George will be King himself one day.
The Prince and Princess of Wales are said to be ‘pondering’ whether or not to bring four year old Prince Louis, but he will most likely make an appearance in some capacity.
Tensions between the couple and the Royal Family have reached fever pitch (Image: GETTY)
Camilla’s four grandchildren are expected to play an official role in the ceremony, when she is crowned alongside her husband, King Charles.
Her son Tom Parker Bowles has two children, 15 and 13, and her daughter Laura Lopes has 13-year-old twins, and Camilla is said to be hoping that they would carry the canopy that is placed over her as she is annointed. OK.